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El Al said to ask permission for Israel-UAE flight to cross Saudi airspace

El Al has asked Saudi Arabia to use its airspace when one if its planes on Monday makes the first ever commercial passenger flight from Israel to the United Arab Emirates, following the countries’ agreement to normalize ties, according to the Ynet news site.

The request was relayed on El Al’s behalf by way of the National Security Council and other unspecified mediators, the report says.

The Saudis have yet to respond.

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